Explore Mexico & Guatemala Overview

From the sandy playground of Mexico's Cancun to charismatic Antigua, this tour of Mexico and Guatemala is choc-full off adventure, fun and history.

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    • 4.34 out of 5
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      USD $986
      CAD $998
      AUD $1,037
      EUR €722
      GBP £620
      NZD $1,232
      ZAR R9,456
      CHF FR892
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Enjoy an action-packed tour from Cancun to Antigua

Travel from the beach delights of Cancun to the Central American highlands on this dynamic Mexico to Guatemala tour. Clamber over ancient ruins at Chichen Itza, explore the pristine shores of the Mexican coast, discover the laidback highland charm of San Cristobal de las Casas and make friends with the locals on a homestay in Guatemala. From the Yucatan Peninsula to volcano studded Antigua, this trip really has it all.

  • Revel in the bold beach vibe of Cancun, Mexico
  • Explore incredible Maya pyramids at Chichen Itza
  • Travel along Mexico's amazing Yucatan Peninsula
  • Experience the great outdoors on the banks of Lake Atitlan
  • Trace the lines of ancient history at the Palenque ruins
  • Enjoy local hospitality at a San Jorge homestay
  • Sample classic Guatemalan fare in Antigua

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cancun, Mexico
  • Finish:

    Antigua, Guatemala
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    1 breakfast, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (11 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Chichen Itza ruins, Chichicastenango Market, Palenque ruins entrance fee, San Jorge homestay

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    188kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $986
    CAD $998
    AUD $1,037
    EUR €722
    GBP £620
    NZD $1,232
    ZAR R9,456
    CHF FR892
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $75
    CAD $76
    AUD $79
    EUR €55
    GBP £47
    NZD $94
    ZAR R727
    CHF FR68
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Day 1 Cancun

Once an unknown fishing village, Cancun is now a heaving tourist centre with plenty of bars, restaurants, resorts and nightclubs to contrast the beautiful white-sand beaches.

Days 2-3 Chichen Itza/Merida

Chichen Itza was once a city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation; its ruins are wonderfully preserved and this captivating site provides a wealth of things to see. Founded in 1542, Merida still retains much of its old-world charm with a well-preserved Old Town, wonderful museums and city streets alive with art and culture.

Days 4-5 Palenque

Built around 100BC, the incredible ruins of Palenque were virtually swallowed by the jungle until their excavation, where some of the finest examples of Maya architecture were discovered.

Days 6-8 San Cristobal de las Casas

With winding cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish architecture, San Cristobal de las Casas maintains a lovely old-world feel mixed with strong indigenous roots.

Days 9-10 Panajachel

Panajachel, located on beautiful Lake Atitlan with distant volcanoes looming in the background, has a thriving market, good eateries and many water-based activities to enjoy.

Day 11 San Jorge La Laguna

San Jorge La Laguna is a small, picturesque village situated in a valley near Lake Atitlan, where welcoming locals live traditional lives.

Days 12-13 Chichicastenango/Antigua

Affectionately known as 'Chichi', Chichicastenango is a vibrant and colourful town famous for its wonderful market held on Thursdays and Sundays. Declared a World Heritage site due to its well-preserved buildings, Antigua is a bewitching city sheltered between three volcanoes with wonderful food and atmospheric streets.
    • 13
    • QVSA
    • 4.34 out of 5
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $986
      CAD $998
      AUD $1,037
      EUR €722
      GBP £620
      NZD $1,232
      ZAR R9,456
      CHF FR892
      *
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